kasha_b
25 New Orleans, United States
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My self-summary
I am a paramedic working for the city. I grew up in NYC and spent the last several years living between deserts and rusted waterfall towns before moving here to attend to the denizens of this city.

I like activity. I like running, biking, hiking, exploring the woods and learning about mushrooms and edible/medicinal plants. I like non-fiction, spicy vegan food made by, with and for friends. I'm into polyamory. I'm an anarch@-feminist. I spend most of my down time caring for a rescue parrot named Olly.

I'm devoted to being the best possible friend I can be, to be emotionally generous as much as possible, to be patient and gentle and kind.
What I’m doing with my life
Taking care of people. Glaring at cops. Dancing in underwear. Studying and practicing emergency medicine. Aikido and kickboxing. Cooking.
I’m really good at
-performing CPR
-committing to adventures
-making huge delicious meals for large groups of people
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm nimble.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books-
I read mostly non-fiction. I love radical people's histories. Vijay Prashad, Silvia Federici.
Non-Fiction: Por los caminos de Chalatenango. Yes Means Yes! How Non-Violence Protects the State. Possibilities. The Shock Doctrine. Cunt. The Second Sex. bell hooks, Kate Bornstein, Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore, INCITE! David Simon.
Fiction: Cat's Cradle. The God of Small Things. Lord of the Rings. Italo Calvino. Orwell, Ursula K. Le Guin. Roald Dahl.
I'm also a huge fan of comics! I grew up in a comic book shop. V for Vendetta and other Alan Moore stuff. Y, the Last Man. Usagi Yojimbo. The Walking Dead.

Movies-

I really enjoy films where the underdogs win like Micmacs à tire-larigot, faggy John Waters and Almodóvar films, intensely political horror films, epics, documentaries about radical resistance movements and cultures, like Kanehsatake. I like Spaghetti Westerns, films about the Mexico/US Border, Miyazaki.
I haven't seen as many films as I'd like to.

Music-
My favorite album is Sam Cooke's 1964 Live at the Harlem Square Club. Besides that, I mostly listen to the music that my friends make. I'm into punk, hiphop, doom pop, hardcore, Nuyorican salsa, freak folk, Delta blues, bossa nova, roots & ruckus, bachata, rancheros, romanticas, anarchist metal, 80s-90s rockero, danceable hipster nonsense like matt and kim, crystal castles and passion pit and justice. ska, riot grrrrrrrl, phil elvram projects, perfume genius.

Food-
Hella vegan delicious everything. I love cooking.
The six things I could never do without
1. Soil between my toes.
2. A well-stocked kitchen.
3. Pining for adventure.
4. That sensation of ice-glass in your jaw when things are psychologically and existentially thrilling.
5. Philosophical discussions about how to make the world a better place.
6. Intellectual stimulation.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
smashing borders. Learning more languages. Improving my medical care. Developing radical medical projects. How to be a better friend. Complex and intersecting identities. My transnational identity. Critical ethnography and anarchist anthropology, feminist analysis of and horror film, health effects of racism, fighting transphobia, how to combat nihilism and discourage pessimism. The impending destruction of the planet by capitalism.
On a typical Friday night I am
Lights & sirens.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I flag black, left pocket.
You should message me if
-you contain multitudes.
-you like thinking and talking about how to make this world a better, safer, more consensual, more radically just place.
-you want to make delicious vegan dinner!
-you would like to be dommed in the kitchen and/or make a meal collectively
-you want to go look for food in the dumpster
-you would like to make tea, climb under blankets, and listen to the glow pt.2
-you'd be just as comfortable with quiet days listening to john fahey and motown classix as you would be excited about climbing on a freight train
-you like to watch zombie films and talk about the politics of horror film
-you would like to practice spanish, english and/or portuguese
-you enjoy philosophical conversations that span hours and hours and hours into the night.
-you wanna fight.
-you are any combination of the following: compassionate, queer, into anarchism, into radical health, like adventures, enjoy punk shows as much as dancing cumbia
- you are a gentle, earnest, patient person.
-you're not super hella painfully awkward. I get it, life is awkward allthetime but I really enjoy some proper witty banter.
-you aren't an anarcho-nihilist. Boooring.
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